Since our report on the “fully-loaded” Kodi ecosystem, we have been digging deeper into research types of video piracy, and today we released a new report on an emergent form of subscription television piracy that aims to replicate the live television experience offered by cable and satellite providers for approximately $10 USD a month.
Topics: Internet phenomena
The explosion of mobile VoIP applications has helped to introduce a new type of Interconnect Bypass fraud, which exploits SS7 interconnect agreements and is often referred to as OTT Voice Bypass fraud. OTT Voice Bypass fraud is on the rise thanks to the exploitation of an “In Calling” feature available on some VoIP apps. “In Calling” allows a subscriber...
I used to run Xbox Media Center on an original Microsoft Xbox, so I’m no stranger to Kodi. But, when you start seeing signs like the one below pop-up outside a computer store just down the street from your company’s head office, you begin to think that maybe nobody is a stranger to Kodi anymore.
The past few years we have published a Global Internet Phenomena Spotlight on Encryption. This data has helped to inform our customers about how a significant number of major Internet services and applications have begun to encrypt their traffic to ensure their users’ content remains private.
About a month ago, we released a Global Internet Phenomena Spotlight looking at the topic of OTT Voice Bypass Fraud, and today I am back with another fraud focused report, which this time is examining zero-rating fraud.
As the use of Voice over IP (VoIP) grows due to its wide adoption as part of Over-the-Top (OTT) applications, its integration with the many decades old SS7 interconnect agreements are a growing cause of concern for end subscribers, regulators and obviously communication service providers.
Last week a couple of Sandvine Engineers attended the very first ETSI NFV Plugtests event in Madrid, Spain. ETSI sponsored the event, and its goal was to bring different vendors together that each implements a portion of the ETSI NFV architecture, with Sandvine being the only standalone network policy control vendor to participate.
We’ve talked a lot on this blog about Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), which is a carrier-led effort to move away from proprietary hardware, motivated by the desire to dramatically increase agility, enable faster service launches, and reduce the cost of deployment.